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Aug 23, 2009 11:00pm EDT
." escalating violence in iraq. despite a relatively smooth presidential election, an assessment from the top u.s. general in afghanistan that the situation there is deteriorating. we'll map out the challenges in both war zones and discuss calls for even more u.s. troops. the chairman of the joint chiefs admiral michael mullen and karl eiken berg, the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan. >>> the president is off for a vineyard vacation. not before making clear recent setbacks won't quiet his calls for major health care changes this year. >> my obligation to the american people says we're going to get this done one way or another. >> if that's the policy and political hurdles in the senate republican richard lugar and independent joe linerman and democrat benjamin cardin. >>> and he says the house should push the reset button on health care reform. democratic congressman emmanuel cleaver gets "the last word." >>> then on "american dispatch" from ft. riley, kansas. off to war again. soldiers and families from the first infantry division take another turn in the army cycle of families praying. this is "t
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Aug 23, 2009 12:00pm EDT
a relatively smooth presidential election, an assessment from the top u.s. general in afghanistan, the situation there is deteriorating. we'll map out the challenges, discuss polls for more u.s. troops, michael mullen, and u.s. ambassador to afghanistan. >>> the president is off for a vineyard vacation. >> recent setbacks won't cut back his call for recent changes this year. >> my obligation to the american people says that we're going to get this done one way or another. >> we'll assess the policy and political hurdles in the senate with republican richard lugar and joe liberman and democrat joe harden. >>> and then our american dispatch from ft. riley, kansas, off to war again. the soldiers and families of the first infantry division take another turn in the army cycle of family strain. >>> this is the "state of the union" report for sunday, august 23rd. >>> karzai and his challenger are claiming victory, raising tensions even though it could be weeks or more before the official results are certified. it is an uncertain military situation, as well, with fighting between u.s. for
CNN
Aug 31, 2009 1:00am EDT
murdered colleague left off. he tells us why live. >>> lost at sea. for a week searchers even gave up and the coast guard as well when suddenly a sight for sore eyes. three weary fishermen saved by sheer luck. you'll hear their incredible odyssey tonight. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. our top story, thousands of people fleeing their homes ahead of wildfires raging in southern california. especially hard hit los angeles county prompting governor arnold schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency. for the latest we turn to cnn's kara finnstrom live in la canada flintridge, california. >> reporter: you can see this fire is continuing to burn in the hillsides behind me. we are expecting a news briefing any minute now with the latest numbers from this fire, but at last report more than 35,000 acres had burned in this fire. that number expected to go up. thousands of homes had been threatened. we caught up with one of the families who had been in edge in la canada for days. >> wetted everything down a couple of times yesterday, really soaked everything down good and waited.
CNN
Aug 30, 2009 12:00pm EDT
was the leading liberal champion in the senate, and we used to get in some tremendous rows, but in the end we were able to put together some tremendous bills in history. >> if you read the op-ed pages and have conversations with people in politics, the word soul comes up a lot. the world says the democratic party has lost its soul. do you agree with that assessment, and if that's the case, how does one replace its soul? >> he was larger in death than he was in life. teddy was pragmatic and practical. he loved the democratic party and was passionate. obviously, we've lost a great champion in all of this. but he would take um branbrage. he would expect us to get up this morning, get battling, decide what we needed to do, sit down with our friends on the other side like orren and i have on many issues and get the job done. we don't have the luxury of sitting back and wall lowing in our own grief. one of the great tributes of teddy was his like ability. people liked him. also was his ability to overcome adversity. >> when i was up there seeing old friends in massachusetts politics, they say it's incre
CNN
Aug 3, 2009 1:00am EDT
. on the surface, looking at it from here in the u.s., it appears to be an innocent mistake. but seen through the lens of worldpolitics, the arrest of three young american hike hoarse apparently strayed into iran from northern iraq takes on a much more dangerous dimension. we have new information on this story we first told you about last night. some of it coming from a high-ranking administration source. but there are lots of serious questions that remain unanswered. for starters, where are the americans now? how is the iranian government treating them? what's the u.s. government doing to bring them home? in a moment we'll have the first reaction to this story from inside the white house. but first we want to tell you more about these hikers and who they are and why, as american civilians, they were even in the area to begin with. our national correspondent, susan candiotti, joins us now with the very latest on this. what you know, susan? >> reporter: there are so many questions. kurdish officials have identified the three americans being detained as joshua fat tall, as well as shane mower a
CNN
Aug 2, 2009 12:00pm EDT
's why you had the jobless recovery. >> let's talk about the folks that got us into this program to begin with, wall street. when the meltdown began, tlfghe was a lot of talk about changing practices on wall street. back in march, john king interviewed in you this room. there was a lot of talk about the aig bonuses. at that time you called the aig bonuses outrageous and terrible. here is what you said to john. >> firms that are getting a locality of government money, absolutely we need a different way to deal with those so this kind of thing doesn't happen because it frankly is outrageous. >> didn't want it to happen again, but it did. citigroup, bank of america, nine of the firms that received bailout money paid out billions and billions in bonuses. citigroup alone which suffered losses last year got $45 billion and paid out $5.3 billion in bonuses. yet the white house has been pretty quiet. isn't the president outraged again? >> that's why he has supported things like say on pay, to make sure as we go forward at least shareholders are minding the store. we also did appoint a special mas
CNN
Aug 30, 2009 11:00pm EDT
of utah and democratic senator christopher dodd of connecticut who joins us by telephone. senator dodd, let me begin by you. you and senator hatch had the great privilege of eulogizing our friend at the memorial service friday night. you waved as you pulled up. i saw you were still scribbling notes on your speech. talk about the moment. you have given so many speeches in your life. what made this one unique? >> well, john, first of all, thanks for doing this. what makes it difficult is it's so personal. these are -- how do you express in eight or ten minutes, i tried to keep it brief, how do you capture 30 years of friendship in eight minutes particularly with somebody who the relationship goes far beyond just the personal. obviously i sat next to him for almost 25 years in that health, education, labor committee. we were partners in policy. great friends personally. got to know his family, his children. try be to capture all of that in a sense is one of the hardest things you ever have to do. >> so senator hatch, as you put this together, what did you have to leave out that you wanted
CNN
Aug 9, 2009 9:00am EDT
challenges in an exclusive interview with susan wright, the u.s. am bbassador to the united nations. >>> congress heads home to face america divided over health care changes. to discuss the policy and political divides with two key senators. john cornyn of texas, dick durbin of illinois. >>> and the big gap between the president's approval rating and his handling of the big issues. we take america's pulse with two top polls. >>> and the recession puts a squeeze on many community support organizations just when struggling parents and hungry children need the help most. the state of the union report for sunday, august 9th. >>> president obama heads to mexico tonight for a summit with the leaders of mexico and canada, a reminder of the mounting international pressures even as he struggles to sell his top domestic priority health care here at home. >>> greater cooperation fighting mexico's deadly drug world. and elsewhere on the stage, afghanistan, iran, and north korea all present the white house with difficult policy choices. the full and often frustrating list for the president and f
CNN
Aug 17, 2009 1:00am EDT
major storm of the hurricane season is bearing down on the u.s. gulf coast at this hour, and it could be just the beginning. two other big storms are also looming on the horizon. let's check in with cnn's jacqui jeras who is keeping a close eye on all three. >> we could be within an hour of landfall as tropical storm claudette is somewhere about 20 miles away from the coastline between panama city now and the destin area. very heavy rainfall along with strong, gusty winds have been intensifying, and we're getting reports now of power outages in the panama city area, as many as 3,000 people without power at this time. the maximum winds are 50 miles per hour, so expect those gusts to increase as it makes its way onshore. the worst of the storm is bearing down as we speak. >> jacqui jeras gathering information for us. she'll be back in just a moment to update it. >>> to the battle on health care reform. the president taking time away from his family on vacation to sell his health care reform plan to the american people. we'll go in-depth on that plan in just a minute. first let's talk st
CNN
Aug 10, 2009 1:00am EDT
that as many as another 800 couldn't get in and were locked outside. >> won't even let us in. they blocked us out. >> my son has the right to live. >> no doubt about it. >> my son has the right to health care. >> you don't really think you're going to get that, ma'am, in this bill, do you? >> you have to do something. >> that's what i hear from the liberals. we got to do something. a bad bill is better than nothing, i guess. >> this health care reform town hall meeting in down ton memphis spawned more than one screaming match. >> i'll make this my first priority and, yes, i have read the bill. >> please don't yell out. this is america. this is memphis, tennessee. take two aspirin and come back in the morning. >> reporter: boos and cheers greeted represented ed perlmutter. proof people are passionate when it comes to health care reform. >> i just appreciate the fact that you're all willing to take time to come out. thank you for exercising your civic duty of talking to your congressman. >> so it's not only the crowds losing their cool at town halls lately. listen to georgia congressman david s
CNN
Aug 9, 2009 11:00pm EDT
challenges with an exclusive interview with susan rice, u.s. ambassador to the united nations. >>> congress heads home to face american's anxious about the economy and divided over proposed health care changes. because the policy and political divides with two senators, john cornyn and dick durbin. >>> plus arlen specter gets the last word. >>> and our american dispatch from eugene, oregon. the recession puts the squeeze on many support organizations just when struggling parents and hungry children need the help most. "state of the union" report for sunday, august 9th. >>> president obama heads to mexico tonight for a summit with the leaders of mexico and canada. a reminder of international pressures even as he struggles to sell health care here at home. elsewhere in on the world stage, afghanistan, iran, and north korea all present the white house with difficult policy choices. a full and often frustrating list for the president and for his ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. welcome. >> good to be with you. >> let's start with iran. you have seen in report today, "the new york t
CNN
Aug 30, 2009 11:00am EDT
, like the fbi who thinks that these policies don't make us safer. that's a discussion we need to have because there's a whole weight of real opinion in the national defense world that the policies of the past administration actually are more dangerous to the united states. we need to have that discussion. >> let's discuss it. hold on, because i want to hear more from the former vice president. you say it's an independent attorney general, he made this decision. the president said back in january he didn't want this to happen. what the former vice president says -- this is my word, this is not his, mularkey. if he wanted to stop it he could have. >> the president is the one who bears this responsibility. for him to say i didn't have anything do with it, especially after he sat in the oval office and said this would not happen and then decides to do it claiming he's not responsible, i think he's trying to duck the responsibility for what's going on here. i think it's wrong. >> is that what he's doing? ducking? if you're cheney, alberto gonzales is your model attorney general. what do yo
CNN
Aug 16, 2009 12:00pm EDT
from their august break. she joins us from michigan to answer the questions of critics and questions you might be asking. thank you for joining with us, madame secretary. i would like to begin with something that the president said at a town hall out in colorado yesterday. among the most contentious points of the debate is the so-called government or public option, to compete with private insurance companies. but if you listen to the president yesterday, he seemed to think, maybe it's not so important. >> the public option, whether we have it or we don't have, is not the entirety of health care reform. this is just one sliver of it. one aspect of it. and by the way, it's both the right and the left that have become so fixated on this they forget everything else. now, some, madam secretary, take that as a simple statement of fact. you don't have the votes right now in the senate for the public option. but some right now have said that is critical. they will not support health care without a public option. they take that as a message from the president that the votes aren't there, it's
CNN
Aug 24, 2009 1:00am EDT
to another developing story involving u.s. interrogation techniques. an internlal cia report to be released tomorrow details stunning abuses by agency operatives as they tried to get terror suspects to talk. cnn has gotten advance word on the dramatic details in the word. elaine quijano reports from washington tonight. >> reporter: don, the cia report is expected to be released monday, but new details are already emerging. in separate incidents cia interrogators threatened the man suspected of plotting the deadly bombing of the "uss coal." according to knowledgeable sources familiar with the 2004 cia report. sources confirm one interrogation session involved a gun. another an electric drill. both meant to scare the al qaeda prisoner into giving up information. and "newsweek" reports mock executions were staged, including one where a begun was fired in a room next to a detainee to make him believe another prisoner had been killed. the american civil liberties union, which sued to get the cia report released, called the tactics under the bush administration, quote, not only reprehensible, but
CNN
Aug 2, 2009 11:00am EDT
of things to try to turn the economy around. he said, he was actually going to use a three-legged stool, his analogy. one leg is the stimulus, the other is the mortgage plan, the other is financial regulations. the mortgage plan is by many accounts, a disaster. they had to call folks in this week. and then christina romer came on today, when i asked her about refinancing, she had to this say. let's listen. >> the stool has probably three or four legs. part of getting healthier, coming out of this crisis was part of health care reform, energy, climate, and financial regulatory reform. all three are absolutely top of his agenda. >> so it's a four or five-legged stool? >> at least. precisely because the president said it wasn't enough to just rescue the economy. >> four or five legs. bill, are they taking on too much, or do they just not know how to fix it? >> how many legged beast is this going to be that has to be slain, we'll see. but notice, though it's five or six or seven legs, the only thing that's passed, really, is the stimulus, and it has not proved to be successful, unless you reinte
CNN
Aug 9, 2009 11:00am EDT
of the union." >> 27 government officials, politicians and analysts have had their say. u.s. ambassador to the united nations and the president's national security adviser, the senate's top republican, former chair of the democratic party. we watched the sunday shows so you don't have to. we'll break it down with donna brazile and ed gillespie. "state of the union" sound of sunday for august 9th. >> a dramatic statement this sunday from the senate's number two democrat, president obama says the so-called public insurance option is essential to health care reform. dick durbin tells us that if the votes are not there, democrats might have to at least temporarily scale back their goals. >> i support a public option, but yes i am open. just understand that after we pass this bill, and i hope we do in the senate, it will go to conference committee, we'll have a chance to work out all of our differences. so we'll see how this ends, but i don't want the process to be filibustered to failure. >> some democrats report town halls back home are being disrupted, but the senate's top rep
CNN
Aug 23, 2009 11:00am EDT
no final decision has been made, there are growing indications the top u.s. general in afghanistan will ask for more troops. if so, the leading republican voice on foreign policy tells us the president needs to do a much better job of explaining the mission to the american people. >> we really have to face the fact that his own leadership here is critical. he really can't leave this to the congress, to general mcchrystal, and say, folks sort of discuss this after the report comes in. >> universal contemplation to release the person who killed nearly 300 people. a huge mistake say democrats, republicans, and the united states' top military officer. >> to let this person out, choice one of the greatest terrorists in the last 20 years, is despicable and will be a block on those who did it. >> jeff, this is obviously a political decision which is out of my lane, but personally, i was appalled by this. >> as you can see, we've been watching all the other sunday shows so maybe you don't have to. >>> let's bring in the best political team on television, as we do every sunday at this hour and break
CNN
Aug 16, 2009 9:00am EDT
there. our reynolds wolf tells us bill, the big boy if the back there, tells us he has the potential for possibly becoming a category 3 hurricane and already some warnings and watches have been posted for some parts of florida. that's it for betty and i here. going to hand it over now to john king and "state of the union." >>> i'm john king and this is "state of the union." >>> as the health care debate turn testy, the president mounts a cross-country fight to regain his footing. >> read the facts. fight against the fear. this is not about politics, this is about helping the american people. >> reporter: his most important domestic policy initiative in danger of failing. we go inside the summer strategy with health secretary kathleen sebelius. we'll also break down your health care flash points line by line, the role of government to talk about so-called death panels with two doctors and a nurse that now serve in the congress. >> then, our american dispatch, from south dakota's cheyenne river reservation, a land to rich in fertile soil, but home to stunning poverty and
CNN
Aug 16, 2009 11:00am EDT
. >> with two weeks left in the august congressional recess, the administration says critics are using scare tactics and misleading information to squa the health care debate, but the health secretary concedes when the president says you can keep your current doctor and your current health plan, he can't really make that guarantee. >> clearly he can't mandate that a doctor not retire or that an employer not switch a plan that might have a different network of doctors. >>> shot of the capital there on a sunday morning in august. we have been watching all the other sunday shows so maybe you don't have to. with me here in washington two of cnn's political contributors, only here on "state of the union. james carville and republican strategist mary matalin. good morning to you. let's start with this debate. an apparent concession or sliding a bit on the question of a public option. james, most democrats have said it's critical. the white house is counting the votes in the senate. they're not. there the president and health secretary are now saying we'd like to have it, but it's not essential. ho
CNN
Aug 31, 2009 2:00am EDT
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